IS OUR LIFE MARKED BY PARTIAL OR COMPLETE OBEDIENCE TO GOD?

April 28

Saul was told by God to completely destroy the Amalekites, but decided that he apparently knew better than God what to do.  Part of this was based on the fact that he was not really a leader, but was more concerned with what the people wanted than what God did. When God tells us to do something He wants it done exactly like He said to do it, to not do that is disobedience and rebellion.  It is the same today, the word of God tells us what to do and how to do it and through the Holy Spirit uses prayer and the word to lead us and guide us.  God doesn’t care about our sacrifices. He cares about our obedience. The Prophet Samuel was rightly grieved when He saw Saul whom God had put in charge to lead His people fall from grace because of his wanting to be popular and liked.  There is one standard, it doesn’t matter who we are, God’s word does not change because of popular opinion.  Are we going to be like Samuel and cry out to God for our pastors and leaders and hold them accountable or reap the consequences when they fall because they compromise like everyone else seems to be doing? Are we going to completely obey or think we can do part of what God says and it will be alright?

1Samuel 15:9-11,22-23 1Sa 15:9 But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were unwilling to utterly destroy them. But everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed. 10 Now the word of the LORD came to Samuel, saying, 11 “I greatly regret that I have set up Saul as king, for he has turned back from following Me, and has not performed My commandments.” And it grieved Samuel, and he cried out to the LORD all night.

HAVE YOU READ YOUR BIBLE TODAY? HERE IS TODAY’S DAILY BIBLE READING- WWW.HISLOVEMINISTRIES.NET    – 4/28   1 Samuel 14:24–15:35, Luke 18:18–43, Psalm 71:12–24

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